One of my favorite motivating poems for me as a teacher is the lovely poem by Leah Becks called "Star Polisher." I have posted about this before, but I needed the thoughts from this poem to come back to the forefront of my own thoughts. I have been soooo busy getting my new classroom ready and getting things ready to go for my new team, that sometimes I lose focus. My focus should be on the kids!! Yes, I like a cute classroom because I spend a lot of time in it, and I want the kids to know that I love them so much that I want to give them a learning environment that they can be excited about. But the reality is, a classroom is the kids!! They are what give a room life and passion. I'm sharing a printable of this sweet poem for you to post and be reminded of our job as teachers- star polishers!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
Let's get polishing!!!
Thank you for the poem! We have two new teachers this year in our first grade team and this seems like a perfect poem as a Welcome gift :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! You made me teary eyed on a Sunday morning. I'll be hanging this up for sure!ReplyDelete
Awesome poem! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I am so happy to see this poem being used and appreciated. I am the daughter of the author Leah Becks. She retired as a teacher in 2010 and passed away in 2011 from ovarian cancer. Its so great to see her legacy preceeding her. Keep polishing your stars.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness!! I am so honored to read your comment. I am sad to hear of your mom's passing, but take joy in knowing that she left her mark on this world with her obvious passion for kids. What a special lady!! I can only hope that I can follow in those steps in some small way!! Thank you for sharing your mom with the world!! Blessing to you!
Thank you for sharing your hard work for free. I pray that God blesses you for your generosity.ReplyDelete